scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 256
I believe that the least remarkable of Democritus very great contributions was his atomic theory which was basically accepted by modern science 2000 years later with some refinement and modification His atomic theory was naturally highly suggestive of some quantum phenomena also The most remarkable thing about Democritus Atomic Theory was that he devised it by violating every major principle of modern science especially the importance of empirical observations and reasonable testability Could he have developed it any other way The Sophists likely said that if you cant measure or test it it has no meaning to them httpwwwcauseeffectorgarticlesgreekshtml Thus he established the Law of Conservation of Mass Repeating the experiments of Priestley he demonstrated that air is composed of two parts one of which combines with metals to form calxes However he tried to take credit for Priestleys discovery This tendency to use the results of others without acknowledgment then draw conclusions was characteristic of Lavoisier In Consideracioacutenes Geacuterales sur la Nature des Acides 1778 he demonstrated that the air responsible for combustion was also the source of acidity The next year he named this portion oxygen Greek for acid-former and the other azote Greek for no life He also discovered that the inflammable air of Cavendish which he termed hydrogen Greek for water-former combined with oxygen to produce a dew as Priestley had reported which appeared to be water httpscienceworldwolframcombiographyLavoisierhtml
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA